Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and most of northeast New Jersey. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...18 below to 23 below due to temperatures as low as 1 below...and winds northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. Maloit , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 356 PM EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,07:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Winter's Last Snow Day: Fun Ways to Enjoy the Tail End of the Freezin' Season!

Food, Wine, & Dining, Seasonal & Current Events

There are tons of ways to enjoy the last days of winter on Long Island.

Spring is just around the corner, but Monday’s snow predictions say that we may be in for one last day of snow. With the weather that has hit Long Island this season, most of us are getting pretty sick of the snow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of it and try to enjoy what will most likely be the last snow storm of the winter.

Check out these great winter outdoor activities around Long Island that everyone can enjoy:

Sledding
There are a lot of locations around Suffolk and Nassau Counties where families can go for some good old fashioned sledding. Here is a list of official locations in our area:

  • Bethpage State Park, Bethpage Parkway, Farmingdale, NY 11735, 516-249-0701
  • Cedar Creek Park, Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783, 516-571-7472
  • Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, 516-571-8113
  • Grant Park, Broadway and Sheridan Ave., Hewlett, NY 11557, 516-571-7821
  • Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554, 516-572-0348

There are some unofficial sledding hills around the island as well. These hills may be unsupervised, so remember to be safe.

  • The Grange, Broadway Ave., Sayville, NY 11782
  • Dead Man's Hill, Southbound Corona Ave between the entrance/exits of the Westbound Southern State Parkway. Parking is around the corner. North Valley Stream
  • The Pits, Malverne High School field on the corner of Lakeview and Ocean Ave, Malverne

Cross Country Skiing
As we are all aware, there is not much Long Island has to offer in the ways of mountains or skiing. The great thing about cross country skiing is that you can do it anywhere. As long as there is enough snow on the ground, many people can make a trail right from their front door.

There are also many mapped out trails throughout Long Island where skiers can enjoy beautiful views. Remember to check the weather report and to be sure there is a safe amount of snow on the ground before heading out.

  • Bay Park, 1st Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518, 516-571-7250
  • Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, 516-571-8113
  • Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554, 516-572-0348
  • Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542, 516-571-8010
  • Grant Park, Broadway and Sheridan Ave., Hewlett, NY 11557, 516-571-7821
  • Muttowntown Preserve, Muttontown Lane, East Norwich, NY 11732, 516-571-8500
  • North Woodmere Park, Branch Blvd. and Hungry Harbor Rd., North Woodmere, NY 11581, 516-571-7800
  • Tackapausha Preserve, Washington Ave., Seaford, NY 11783, 516-571-7443

Ice Skating
Who doesn’t enjoy a day of ice skating with their family? Not all of these places offer skate rentals, so make sure you call ahead or show up prepared.

  • Bethpage Community Park, Stewart and Cherry Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11735, 516-733-8404
  • Cantiague Park, 1 West John Street, Hicksville, NY 11801, 516-571-7056
  • Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, 516-571-8113
  • Reckson Plaza,164 EAB Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556, 516-683-0303
  • Dix Hills Ice Rink, 575 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY 11746, 631-462-5883
  • Grant Park, Broadway and Sheridan Ave., Hewlett, NY 11557, 516-571-7821
  • Hempstead Lake State Park, Ice skating is permitted in the park on McDonald Pond when approved by Park Manager, West Hempstead, NY 11552, 516-766-1029
  • Iceland Skating Rink, 3345 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, 516-746-1100
  • Ice Works, 175 Underhill Blvd, Syosset, NY 11791, 516-496-2277
  • Long Beach Ice Arena, 150 West Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561, 516-431-6500
  • Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Unqua & Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY 11758, 516-797-7990
  • Newbridge Arena, 2600 Newbridge Road, Bellmore, NY 11710, 516-783-6181
  • Parkwood Ice Skating Rink, 65 Arrandale Ave, Great Neck, NY 11023, 516-487-2975
  • Port Washington Skating Center, 70 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050, 516-484-6800
  • The Rinx, 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge, New York 11788, 631-232-3222
  • Superior Ice Rink, 270 Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754, 631-269-3900
  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11596, 516-677-5990
  • The Village Skate, 26 Terry Road, Patchogue, NY 11772, 631-654-5381

There are less than three weeks before winter officially comes to an end. If we are lucky enough to get yet another snow day this week, enjoy it because it will probably be the last one we see until next winter!

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